Meadville Tribune

March 1, 2014

Edward A. Schepner

Meadville Tribune

CRAFTON — Edward A. Schepner, 89, of Crafton, died peacefully on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.

He was the beloved husband of Patricia (O’Mahony) Schepner; fun-loving father of Charles, and the late John (and his surviving wife, Leanne), Adam (Catherine), Rob (Karen) and David (Jennifer) Schepner; and brother of Dorothy McDonough and the late Betty Jean O’Connell. He also is survived by 17 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Ed was a former pitcher for the Crafton Church League. A World War II veteran, he served with the U.S. Navy and was a pitcher for the U.S. Navy baseball team. He also a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 875 and the Frank R. Kirk American Legion Post 145, both of Crafton.

He was a dedicated third-generation funeral director with more than 50 years of service to the tri-community. He also was a bad avid golfer and a Pittsburgh sports fan, past “El Presidente” of the 40 Thieves Invitational.

Friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Schepner-McDermott Funeral Home, 265 Noble Ave., Crafton.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Philip Catholic Church, Crafton, with Bishop William Winter, retired bishop of the Pittsburgh Diocese, as celebrant.

Burial with full military honors will be in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made in Ed’s name to St. Philip’s School, 52 W. Crafton Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15205.